Shaygan Kheradpir is an executive in business and technology. Currently, he acts as the CEO of the Coriant. He is a holder of bachelors, masters as well as a doctorate degree in the field of Electrical Engineering from the Cornell University. He has actively contributed to the deployment of the Pingit mobile money service, FiOS at Verizon and an IOP while serving as CEO at the Jupiter Networks.
Kheradpir began his career at the GTE Corporation, a company that merged with the Bell Atlantic to form the Verizon in the year 2000. Kheradpir also served as CTO/CIO at Verizon for about eleven years. He headed a team of about 7,000 individuals who supported IT systems. With them, he was able to develop some new products like the lobi and Verizon One. He also reduced the technology of the company by spending a roughly 30% through negotiations with vendors, improving utilization of the IT assets and outsourcing to India. Kheradpir worked at Barclays as from 2011 to 2013, before later on in November 2014 taking the position of CEO at the Jupiter Networks.
Shaygan kheradpir was born in the city of London and raised up in Iran. He attended the Aiglon College in Switzerland. His father worked as an ENT doctor. Kheradpir earned an undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degree in the field of Electrical Engineering from the Cornell University. The first job of Kheradprir was at GTE Labs. Here, he worked on management, network routing, and control. He later rose to the position of Chief Information Officer at the same company. The Wall Street Journal puts it that he earned respect for his role delivering new products that were on schedule.
As of 2000, GTE merged with the Bell Atlantic and formed Verizon Communications. At this new-formed corporation, kheradpir first acted as the President in the department of e-business prior to becoming the first CIO/CTO of the company. While working at Verizon, Kheradpir contributed immensely to the diversification of the company into a wide range of automation of operations as well as the telecommunications services.
In 2001, he formed some small teams that were each tasked with coming up with and putting into reality new product ideas. He also implemented a one month prototype cycle that was aimed at rapidly testing and modifying new technologies. His team that approximated about 7,000 staff would often work until late hours. Nevertheless, getting a job at the Verizon still remained in high demand owing to the rapid pace of development of new products by the department. In 2003, the team came up with iobi that managed caller ID, address books among other features on devices.
During Kheradpir’s tenure at the Verizon, the budget on IT reduced significantly, the IT staff also reduced by 20% and purchasing from the technology vendors was also cut down by 30%. Under his watch, new software were installed that improved the utilization of IT hardware by the firm. In the early 2015, Kheradpir joined Coriant management team and was later appointed as the CEO.